Butternut squash is the darling of autumn. Compared to other winter squash, butternuts are a breeze to peel and easy to recognize due to their seductive guitar shape. They are also incredibly delicious in an array of dishes.
We've hand-picked eight gourmet butternut squash recipes that highlight the diversity of this fall vegetable. You can use butternut squash in practically anything from soups and risottos to salads, pizzas, and even dessert (trust us!).
Take a look below and, just in case, here is a refresher on how to peel and cut butternut squash.
8 Butternut Squash Recipes You'll Love
Baked Butternut Squash with Pomegranate
Butternut squash gets the royal treatment in this spectacular recipe combining basil pesto, feta cheese, and pomegranate seeds. This is a great vegetarian and gluten-free side for a holiday meal.
Butternut Squash Soup with Quinoa
Quinoa adds a hearty touch to this silky butternut squash soup prepared with carrots, ginger, and paprika. Fresh mint is the ultimate garnish.
Butternut Squash Muffins
Butternut squash is great for baking and these muffins prove it! You'll love the combination of squash, apple, and walnuts.
Butternut Squash Pizza
Did you know roasted butternut squash makes for a great pizza topping? Especially when combined with gorgonzola and rocket. Try this recipe.
Butternut Squash Ravioli
Butternut squash, mascarpone and sage come together in this gourmet ravioli recipe that is perfect for your next dinner party.
Scallops with Butternut Squash
Butternut Squash Soup
A dash of curry powder and coconut milk add flavor and creaminess to this easy butternut squash soup recipe.
Butternut Squash Stuffing
Kick up your Thanksgiving celebration with a unique turkey stuffing made with butternut squash, chestnuts and wild rice.
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